The Rule of St. Pachomius

Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen. 

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Heavenly King, Advocate, Spirit of Truth, everywhere present and filling all things, Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life, come and dwell within us, cleanse us of all stain, and save our souls, O Gracious One.

Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy on us. (Three times)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and forever, Amen.

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, cleanse us of our sins.  Master, forgive us our transgressions.  Holy One, come to us and heal our infirmities for Your name's sake.

Lord have mercy. (Three times)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and ever, Amen.

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,  as we forgive those who transgress against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil.

Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy. (Twelve times)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and ever, Amen.

  • Come, let us adore the God our King. 
  • Come, let us adore, Christ our King and God.
  • O come, let us adore and bow down to, Christ our King and  our God.

Psalm 50/51

Have mercy on me, O God, in the greatness of your compassion; according to the multitude of your mercies blot out my offence. 

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 

For I acknowledge my iniquity, and my sin is always before me. 

Against you alone have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight. 

That you may be justified when you speak and win when you judge. 

Behold, in wickedness I was conceived, and in sin my mother bore me. 

For see, you have loved truth; you have shown me the hidden and secret things of your wisdom. 

Sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be clean. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow; 

Make me hear joy and gladness; the bones that were crushed shall rejoice. 

Turn your face from my sins, and blot out all my lawlessness. 

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 

Cast me not from your presence, nor deprive me of your Holy Spirit. 

Give me again the joy of your salvation, and sustain me with your sovereign Spirit. 

I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. 

Deliver me from blood-guilt, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall ring out your justice. 

Lord, you will open my lips and my mouth shall declare your praise. 

For if you wanted sacrifice, I would have given it, you will not take pleasure in burnt offerings. 

A sacrifice to God is a contrite spirit, a humbled and contrite heart God will not spurn. 

Deal favorably, O Lord, with Sion in your good pleasure and let the walls of Jerusalem be rebuilt. 

Then you will be well pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, oblations and whole burnt offerings; then they will lay calves upon your altar. 

The Creed

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. 

I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father. 

Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in being with the Father. Through him all things were made. 

For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. 

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfilment of the Scriptures; 

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. 

I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. 

I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. 

I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


The Jesus Prayer

  • O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. (100 Times)

Other suitable prayers may also be inserted here, such as a Canon or an Akathist.

It is truly proper to glorify you, who have borne God; the ever blessed and immaculate and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, who a virgin gave birth to God the Word. You truly the Theotokos, we magnify.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and ever, Amen.

Lord, have mercy.  (Three times)

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.